Ernie Pyle’s Last Letter

Ernie Pyle’s Last Column from James Brown on Vimeo.

Thomas Leech, curator, The Press at the Palace of the Governors, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM, talks about an upcoming project to print the last letter of Ernie Pyle as a letterpress edition.

Thomas Leech is curator, The Press at the Palace of the Governors, New Mexico History Museum, keeps the art of letterpress printing alive in Santa Fe, New Mexico. During a visit to the press, James Brown learned of the interest of Leech in Ernie Pyle and his last letter, which is on display at the New Mexico History Museum. As a personal project, Leech is planning to print a pocket-sized booklet using letterpress printing. Brown made a short video in which Leech describes the history of the letter and his future printing plans.

Leech is planning to donate copies of his edition to The Friends of Ernie Pyle to use as a fundraiser for the museum.